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Could you please recommend a new Linux distro

By Leeky
Jul 26, 2010
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  1. steeve

    steeve TS Rookie Posts: 192

    sad day

    i had one of those once - power supply went bang (literally) and destroyed the motherboard

    i guess modern power supplies are sophisticated complex devices and it can't always be known why they blow ...
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,378   +98

    Its the first I've ever had let go on me, and from what I've been hearing it did about the worst it can do to the rest of the system. I had been planning on upgrading anyway as my Core2Quad is getting a bit long in the tooth, so in some ways its given me a chance to start fresh again.

    I didn't plan on replacing everything though, but you can't win them all! :haha:
  3. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +44

    Any new updates Leeky, just wondering how thing are going in the land of computer frustrations. Hope you getting everything sorted, and I hope you will back back up and running with a new beast sometime soon! :)
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,378   +98

    Not really, just patiently waiting to get everything together so I can build a new system, and start using Linux again. :)
  5. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +44

    The key word here is patience! I'm glad you have some, that recent Ubuntu install on my Dell 5100c took most of mine! :dead:

    Well if it means anything to you, I'm pulling for you! I wish you luck with it all.

    The install of mine might have been challenging, the most I ever had, but to be honest I'm starting to have a good time with it. :grinthumb

    Just got done watching my first movie on a totally Ubuntu in home network, streamed from my external drive on the 5100c to my lap top out in the living room. I hate to say it but for some odd reason Ubuntu seems to handle streaming a tad bit better than Windows XP, I don't know, I just might be seeing things! :suspiciou
  6. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,378   +98

    Its all good, if I rush I'll regret it. :haha:

    My main focus right now is to get a PC running so I can start using it for my everyday usage. I don't mind gaming from the laptop for now, but doing everything else on it is just too much.

    Its most likely something to do with a lighter load on resources over a Microsoft networks load.


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